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Re: Running modified GPL software on a server


From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: Running modified GPL software on a server
Date: Tue, 31 Jan 2006 13:47:30 +0100
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Alexander Terekhov <address@hidden> writes:

> David Kastrup wrote:
> [...]
>> "lawfully made", "dispose of", "possession".  It is clear that this
>> applies to physical copies acquired in an exchange of interest with
>> the copyright holder, not to things you duplicated yourself.  For
>> those copies, your rights are restricted by the license.  The GPL
>> allows you distributing such copies _under_ _the_ _GPL_, _including_
>> the source code (or rights to it).  Copyright law does not permit you
>> to do any distribution of them without license.
>
> Hey dak, Lee Hollaar the author of
> http://digital-law-online.info/lpdi1.0/treatise2.html (I mean his
> treatise, not the Foreword written by the Chief Judge and the Chief
> Intellectual Property Counsel to the Senate Judiciary Committee)
> told you several times in the past that your understanding of 
> "first sale" is totally wrong. Here's what Lee Hollar who worked 
> with the Chief Judge and the Chief Intellectual Property Counsel to 
> the Senate Judiciary Committee on Internet, copyright, and patent 
> issues as a Committee Fellow had to say about the GNU legal nonsense 
> version 3 (note that most of it applies to GNU legal nonsense 
> version 2 as well).

You are a practical joker.  Do you even _read_ what you cite?  Hollaar
is here talking about the right to modify, not the right to copy.  And
certainly not about "first sale".

-- 
David Kastrup, Kriemhildstr. 15, 44793 Bochum


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